The broad variety of cucumbers grown by Austin Briener is almost on par with the range of pumpkins he grows. Austin was kind enough to provide the following information about the cucumbers he has grown over the years. Some of these will be available at the Earth Market throughout the 2018 seasons.
African Horned “Kiwano” “Jelly Melon” “Boer Cucumber” Africa
Pale burpless fruit. Will grow to almost 1m long. Best at 30 cm.
Medium, green. Salad or pickling.
Crystal Apple Yates 1930
Sweet, crunchy, white skin.
Blocky shape – mild flavour. Similar to crystal Apple
Long, green, sweet
Acid-free, crisp and sweet, large. Stores for months.
Dark green, long and thin.
Fine flavoured, burpless. Eat fresh or pickled
Yellow skin. Sweet and crunchy.
Small, green, smooth
Lebanese Mini Muncher
Perfect for salads, pickling or with yoghurt for tzatziki
Apple type tangy fruit that never turns bitter (bitterness free).
Best gourmet cucumber (from Diggers). Zesty, burbles, lemon flesh.
Use in salads or pickled. Apple flavour.
Long White selection. Origin NSW Central / North Coast
Dark green tapered ends.
Mini white America
One of the most popular in the US. Eat fresh or pickled
Mexican Sour Gherkin
Micro sized. Tastes both sweet and sour.
Tender, burpless, bitterness free, green
National pickling gherkin
Dark green, short, thick, blunt ends.
Long, slender fruit with raised, dark green ridges.
Parisian Pickling “cornichons”
From 1890s. Eaten fresh or used for gherkins.
Richmond River Green Apple
Round, Apple variety. Selected from American seed in 1942. From American soldier at Casino railway station.
Yellow skin, thick flesh edible in mature fruit. Sweet And Striped. Sweetest cucumber up to 1 metre long
Ribbed and striped
Green Gem “Pionsett”
Long, slicing type.
Sweet flavoured. Up to 30 cm long.